Okay, it’s practice time and you are trying to decide what to work on today. You sit down at the piano but feel less than thrilled about running through the same piece you’ve been working on for weeks. So, what can you do to help improve the piece without actually playing the instrument? Graham Fitch […]
When practicing the piano, or any instrument for that matter, repetition is a common method used to further learn a piece of music. However, there are some ways in which this can hinder progress on a piece. Whenever you are using repetition to practice, you want to be sure you are using it in the most beneficial and productive way possible.
Sometimes learning a piece in a foreign key can be intimidating. Even those keys that we are familiar with but barely play in have an intimidation factor. Fortunately, there are practice habits that you can develop to feel comfortable playing in all keys.
When first learning piano, it can be hard to remember which note is what without the help of stickers or other learning tools. Knowing the names of the keys is an important when progressing at the piano. Luckily, there are some easy ways to remember which key is which.
Here is some classical repertoire that is fun and appealing to teens, while still providing good learning opportunities for technique building.
In this video, Josh Wright of joshwrightpiano.com explains both shifting and crossing, and the best way to use each when playing piano.